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  • Beat the Heat with Ice Bars

    From left, Kevin Parker, Ana Simon and Eduardo Hernandez visit the Minus5 Ice Bar at the New York Hilton Midtown, July 8, 2013. "On a hot day it's exactly what the city needs," said Parker, a real estate broker who plans to book his birthday party at the bar. Admission includes Eskimo-style gloves, parkas and boots for the privilege of drinking cocktails in the freezing Minus5 Ice Bar.
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  • Beat the Heat: Ice Bars in Unusual Places

    Kevin Parker, left, and other customers explore the VIP room at the Minus 5 ice bar, July 8, 2013 in New York. "On a hot day it's exactly what the city needs," said Parker, a real estate broker who plans to book his birthday party at the bar.
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  • Beat the Heat: Ice Bars in Unusual Places

    Drink mixers Udi Shakya, left, and Paul Stauros, right, serve drinks to customers at the Minus 5 ice bar, July 8, 2013 in New York. The city's first ice bar is now open at the Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue. Admission includes Eskimo-style gloves, parkas and boots for the privilege of drinking cocktails in the freezing Minus 5 Ice Bar.
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  • Beat the Heat: Ice Bars in Unusual Places

    The interior of Minus5 Ice Bar at the New York Hilton Hotel is seen on July 9, 2013 in New York City.
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  • Beat the Heat: Ice Bars in Unusual Places

    The interior of Minus5 Ice Bar at the New York Hilton Hotel is seen, July 9, 2013 in New York City. The bar is built from 90 tons of ice, kept at 23 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 5 degrees Celsius, and can hold 55 people.
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  • Beat the Heat: Ice Bars in Unusual Places

    A sculpture carved in ice is displayed at the Minus 5 ice bar, July 8, 2013 in New York. The city'Ã?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?Æ?ââ?¬Å¡Ã?â??Ã?­s first ice bar is now open at the Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue. Admission includes Eskimo-style gloves, parkas and boots for the privilege of drinking cocktails in the freezing Minus 5 Ice Bar.
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  • Beat the Heat: Ice Bars in Unusual Places

    A view from the VIP room show coat-clad customers at the Minus 5 ice bar, July 8, 2013 in New York. The city's first ice bar is now open at the Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue. Admission includes Eskimo-style gloves, parkas and boots for the privilege of drinking cocktails in the freezing Minus 5 Ice Bar.
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  • Beat the Heat with Ice Bars

    The desert is home to another Minus5 Ice Bar, this one in the Monte Carlo Casino in Las Vegas. There's another inside Mandalay Bay. Named for its constant frosty Celsius temperature of minus-5 degrees (23-degrees Fahrenheit), the freezing temperature ensures that everything made of ice – glasses, seats, walls and bar – doesn't melt.
    Courtesy Minus5
  • Beat the Heat with Ice Bars

    The Svedka Ice Bar on Norwegian Epic cruise ship, pictured, was the first ice bar at sea. It has since been replicated on the Epic's sister ship, the Breakaway. The Epic sails to the Caribbean and Europe; the Breakaway to the Bahamas and Bermuda. No matter how hot it gets in the islands, the ice bar, kept at 17-degrees Fahrenheit (about minus-8 Celsius).
    Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Beat the Heat with Ice Bars

    It's nice to know that in a place filled with kids' activities, this is one place the adults can call their own. The Ice Bar, Orlando, claims to be the largest permanent ice bar in the world, where, the website says, "50 tons of ice is carved into a winter wonderland with lights, music, and the feel of the Antarctic" right in central Florida.
    Courtesy Ice Bar Orlando
  • Beat the Heat with Ice Bars

    The Chillout Ice Bar in Dubai might be such a shock to the system that guests go through a buffer zone before entering to help their bodies adjust to the cold temperature. The website advises a 40-minute stay, although the bar does provide parkas, shoes and gloves to keep warm.
    Courtesy Chillout
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